Professional Biography

Gregg D. Barton Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6358

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    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.6358

    GBarton@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Gregg Barton, a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice, has over 25 years of experience focusing on state and local taxes principally in Washington (including Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma matters), Oregon and Alaska. His experience includes advising clients with respect to gross receipt, sales and use, net income, ad valorem, real estate excise and public utility taxes, seeking private rulings, handling administrative appeals and litigating in state courts.

Professional Recognition

  • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
  • Named Best Lawyers' Seattle, "Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year," 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 - Present: Tax Law; Litigation & Controversy - Tax
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2008 - 2014, 2017 - Present
  • Recipient of the Association of Washington Business's "Heavy Lifter Award," 2013
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell

    (AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
    • Council Director, 2017 - 2020
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, State and Local Taxes Committee
    • Chair, 2013 - 2015
    • Chair Elect, 2011 - 2013
    • Executive Committee Member, 1997 - present
    • Important Developments Subcommittee, Chair, 1997 - 2005
  • Firmwide Chair, Perkins Coie State & Local Tax Practice, 2005 - 2009
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Income Tax School Faculty Member, 2006 - 2013
  • Board Member, Seattle Attorney-CPA Tax Clinic, 2009 - 2010
  • Washington State Bar Association, State Tax Committee
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Association of Washington Business, Tax & Fiscal Policy Committee

Related Employment

  • Bogle & Gates P.L.L.C., Bellevue, WA, Associate, 1989 - 1996; Member, 1997 - 1999
  • Touche Ross & Co., Portland, OR, Tax Consultant, 1985 - 1988

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • Oregon

  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation,
    with distinction
    , 1989
  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1982

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